Design Star Giveaway


We’ve got an awesome giveaway courtesy of the folks at Design Star for ya this weekend! The new season starts this Monday, July 11th (9/8 central) and will once again feature 12 talented designers, all competing for a chance to host their own design show on HGTV. The show takes place in New York City, […]

Kim Myles


So I don’t know about you, but we’re getting soooooper pumped about the upcoming season of Design Star around here. (It’s starts Monday, July 11th- yesss!) And speaking of Design Star’s, I had a chance to e-chat with Design Star Season 2 winner, Kim Myles, last week. What a sunny gal she is! Here’s what she […]

Paint Color


It’s Saturday (yay!) so I’ll make this short and sweet. (No pun intended as I’m about to mention a twice-baked, Italian-style cookie.) Remember that “light biscotti-colored paint” I mentioned in yesterday’s post? Well, Kev and I were in one of our favorite neighborhoods yesterday, and we saw the prettiest light biscotti-colored paint covered house! Check […]

Design Star &

Once upon a time, I thought it would be a good idea to try out for HGTV’s hit reality show “Design Star”. I thought it might be a fun experience and that I might actually be able to keep up with the hundred-million-mile-an-hour pace the contestants endure while they’re filming the show. And it wasn’t […]

Design Star- Season 4, Episode 3

This weekends episode of Design Star had the season 4 contestants competing against each other in the “White Wall Challenge”. The catch- they could only use things found at a grocery store!Since I put my design together earlier this week, I used this photo of what a previous seasons cast had to use furniture-wise when […]

Design Star – Season 4, Episode 2

Wow. This weeks episode was crazy, huh?! “Team Amy” re-designed a Kitchen for the Johnson family… BEFORE: AFTER: “Team Nathan” re-designed a Kitchen for the Boucher family… BEFORE: AFTER: And I had fun creating a quick re-design on Team Amy’s room- I did a stainless steel backsplash, because we all know what happens when a […]

Design Star anyone?

Who’s watchin’ with me tonight? Layla PS..just for fun, I’ll tweet on Twitter as I’m watching the show!!

Design Star – Season 4, Episode 1

Did you watch it?You can bet your bottom dollar I did!I have to admit that there were times throughout the show that I was definitely happier to be sitting on my friend Sarah’s couch (stuffing my face with HUGE bacon-wrapped scallops), than standing in front of the judges in L.A. As many of you know, […]

Exciting News!

I have been formally asked to submit more materials to the HGTV Design Star competition!The next step is an audition in Hollywood, so this is an important round. Hopefully I’ll have more exciting news to share in January. The show tapes for six weeks, sometime between the dates of February 26th and April 30th. I […]

Happy Holidays!

First, here’s a link that’ll take you to some videos of this years HGTV Dream Home:,1000147,HGTV_32696_3281,00.html And second, I just wanted to say Happy Holidays to everyone who I have “met” through my blog this year…it’s been so cool sharing my passion for interiors with everyone.Your comments have brightened my days, and your creativity continually […]